Andy Waters' Christmas chicken nuggets recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 20mins to prepare and 10mins to cook
  • 422 calories / serving
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Andy Waters’ take on chicken nuggets is an interesting one – he uses cheese and onion crisps to create a flavourful coating for the meat, with apple in the filling to add a hint of sweetness. The festive shapes will add a Christmassy touch to this dish!

Place all the ingredients for the filling in a blender and pulse for a few seconds.

Scrape the mixture out of the blender and onto a clean surface that has been floured. Shape the mixture into a flat disc - approximately 1cm thick. Get the kids involved for this next part – give them a range of festive cutters to use to cut out their nuggets from the mixture.

On a tray, mix the cheese and onion crisps with the breadcrumbs. Let your little helpers then roll their festive nuggets in the coating, ensuring the filling is covered all over.

Place a pan over a medium heat and add oil. When the oil is hot, add the nuggets. Cook for 6 minutes, turning occasionally. They should be a golden-brown colour and cooked through, with no pink showing.

Once cooked, drain the nuggets on absorbent kitchen towel. Serve immediately with your choice of dipping sauce.

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As part of a healthy balanced diet, we recommend this recipe for a special occasion or treat.

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  • Ingredients

  • 440g (14 1/2oz) skinless chicken breast
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2tbsp chopped parlsey
  • 1 apple, peeled and grated
  • 4 tbsp fine white breadcrumbs
  • 1 chicken stock cube, crumbled
  • plain flour, for dusting
  • For the coating

  • 6 tbsp fine white breadcrumbs
  • 55g (1 3/4oz) cheese and onion crisps, crushed into small pieces
  • 30ml (2tbsp) vegetable oil
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  • Energy 1776kj 422kcal 21%
  • Fat 12.5g 17%
  • Saturates 2.9g 14%
  • Sugars 7.5g 8%
  • Salt 1.9g 31%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 42.3g Protein 32.6g Fibre 4.1g


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